Country / American artist Austin Plaine is back home in central Minnesota for Thanksgiving and for a one-night-only show at Back Shed Brewing in Waite Park.
Austin graduated from Sartell and, like any good Minnesotan, grew up playing hockey. His love of music brought him to Nashville five years ago. He toured during this time and released two full albums during this time. He also released an EP, titled Fangs, early 2021. Recently, Austin was working on his third album which he plans to release at the end of 2022.
I admit I’m a relatively new fan of him. I first heard about Austin at the end of October when Back Shed Brewing at Waite Park announced he was coming to play a show on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Of course, I went to listen to his music, and from the first note I was hooked and have been playing it daily ever since.
His music is a mix of country and americana, which has a vibe that I really enjoy. It’s laid back, but at the same time emotional and upbeat. And every once in a while there’s a song that mentions Minnesota in the lyrics, and who doesn’t like that?
What really sealed the deal for me to become a huge fan of him is what he said in our interview. When I asked where people could find him online, he was more concerned with sending people to listen to his music than his social media feeds. It’s so rare these days for artists to prioritize their music on their Instagram, and it was a breath of fresh air.
Austin Plaine will perform live at Back Shed Brewing in Waite Park on Wednesday, November 23. Tickets cost $ 15 and can be purchased online here. He will play from 7 to 10:30 pm and Andy Heckman will open for him from 6:30 pm The doors will open at 4 pm. A ticket will be required to enter.